Emboss It at Sparkles Monthly + Giveaway WINNER!

Hello friends!  I hope you’re having a great month so far and being able to enjoy the nice Spring weather!  It’s been really nice over my way, but I’m seeing we have a bit of cooler temps coming too.  Hopefully not too chilly!  **Be sure to scroll down below this post to see if you’re a winner from my giveaway!!**

Today starts a new challenge over at the Sparkles Monthly Challenge Blog and this time we would like for you to “Emboss it”!  I hope you will hop on over to see the inspiration from the team and consider joining in the fun with us this month!

Here’s the DT creation that I’ve made:

I love to do embossing on my cards and I know it’s a favorite for many!  I’ve decided to do a “Letterpress Embossing” technique and inked up an embossing folder to achieve the effect on my orange layer panel.  The raised areas stay white on the white cardstock.

For the two corners, I’ve taken a Simon Says Stamp Garden Greetings stamp set and gold heat embossed the floral spray image.  I’ve also used the same gold embossing for the “sending hugs” sentiment strip as well as the “Get Well Soon” sentiment over the shimmer vellum which was cut from a stitched circle die.  I added some gold sequins over it.

I wanted to keep it somewhat flat for mailing purposes, but I think some of it popped up would be pretty too. I was also very happy to pull out a past card kit and make another card with it.

I would love to see your embossed creations in the gallery this month, so I’ll hope you’ll play along!  Check out the challenge here – Sparkles Monthly




I have taken all of the comments from my last post, added all of the names that mentioned they would be interested in the Beautiful Butterflies dies and foil package and wrote those names on pieces of scrap paper. I folded and crumpled them up and had my husband pick out a name. He threw them all into the hat he was wearing and pulled one out!



Yay!  Congratulations Chrissy! 

Please contact me and send me your full name and snail mail address so that I can pop your package in the mail to you!  I hope you enjoy it!  (I haven’t even used mine yet!)  Sorry if your name didn’t get pulled as I only had one, but I know I have several “double” items that I’ve placed in a bin and will be pulling them out at some point to give away! So stay tuned!

Thanks so much for dropping in and taking the time to say hello!  I appreciate you!

Challenges I’d like to enter my above card into:

  1. Creative Inspirations – Anything Goes
  2. Can You Handle the Pressure? – Anything Goes optional clouds
  3. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – Anything Goes
  4. Ally’s Angels – Anything Goes
  5. Little Red Wagon – At least 2 layers 
  6. Penny’s Paper-Crafty – Anything Goes
  7. Tic Tac Toe – TTTC204 (middle down: die cut, free, embossing)tttc-challenge-board-204

27 thoughts on “Emboss It at Sparkles Monthly + Giveaway WINNER!

  1. The peach,gold and white is a stunning colour combo,love how you layered the stamped corners and embossed panel,absolutely fantastic


  2. I just love how you put this beautiful card together with all that great embossing! The white and gold elements coordinate together in such an amazing way and the touch of vellum softens this for a comforting look. Absolutely gorgeous! Congrats to Chrissy on her win too! Have a great weekend.


  3. I remember my first time seeing embossing! It was such a cool effect 😀. Sure looks amazing on your card! Well done 👍


  4. Absolutely beautiful Vicki, I LOVE the colour and such gorgeous embossing, what a fabulous Get Well card, made me feel good just looking at it, and talk about feeling good, thank you so much for my prize win, I never win anything and to think it went up on my Birthday, yay, so Happy Birthday to me, thank you..contacting you now..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  5. Really beautiful, Vicki! I do love the texture and shine of heat embossing but had completely forgotten about how magnificent inked EFs can be. Thanks so much for the reminder. Love your color co.bo, my firend.


  6. So beautiful Vicki, love the embossing and layers..
    Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Little Red Wagon, hope you will play again..
    Luv CHRISSYxx


  7. A gorgeous card
    Thank you for joining us at Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge good luck Ginny DT
    Penny’s Challenge


  8. Vicki… beautiful card! The combo of heat embossing with letterpress embossing is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining and sharing at Tic Tac Toe this week.


  9. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge. Congratulations to Chrissy! Greetings Sylvia DT.


  10. This effect is so pretty especially with the more detailed dies. And the corners are such an added bonus! Very elegant card.

    Congrats to the winner of your giveaway.


  11. Wow, what a stunning card! I love the colour combination, it reminds me of spring and both of the embossed elements are so beautiful – perfect 😊. Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x


  12. Beautiful composition. I love the stained embossed panel, this technique gives really beautiful results.


  13. What a gorgeous card and I love the “technique” (will have to try this) . The color you used just works so beautifullly. You always encourage me my friend.


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